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Fly Away Home Paperback – March 25, 2012
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This book is a self-reflective memoir of a triumphant journey from childhood through adulthood to a fulfilled present. The author, Maggie Myklebust, invites the reader into her home, her life, past and present, and does so very comfortably. She embarks on her life journey with an honest portrayal of the people who affected her life while she has lived in 2 continents. She delves into her ancestry with warmth and love and describes the bumpy road of her life experiences starting in the Jersey coast of America and ending up in Norway with some stops on the way in Houston, Texas and the Netherlands.
Maggie's life begins in the Jersey shore with the backdrop of a cultural generation and an age where children want what they can't have. She is committed to getting what she wants and following her dreams, which she is not quite aware of at such a young age. She meets her soul mate at a very young age while on a trip to Norway. However, she returns to America and continues a teen age life there with her family. Her life takes her from her parents' home to a chaotic first marriage to a young boy not at all compatible to her. They start a family and her roller coaster ride begins. As the author confides her secrets and thoughts, the reader joins her in her roller coaster ride of life.
Life throws her some curves as well as opportunities which, as difficult as they may seem, she is willing to explore. She embraces these opportunities, combating fear and doubt.Read more ›
When I finally got around to reading it I couldn't put it down. Maggie Myklebust is a captivating author! She tells her life story is a way that would make history books as interesting to read as the latest "who done it". You never know what is going to happen next.
Her life is like a TV soap opera with more ups and downs than a roller coaster. I thought no body can have this many trials a tribulations until I thought about my own life, I think I may have seen even more than Maggie.
This is a book that is hard to put down. I think it would be of more interest to women but since I knew Mark and Michele I found it extremely interesting.
I am sure anyone who reads this book will find it very interesting reading.
I found out about Fly Away Home by Maggie Myklebust through Twitter. Her daughter Michelle, whom I met online and we quickly became Internet buddies mentioned that I should read it, so I immediately agreed before I really knew what I was getting myself into (imagine that).
Maggie ended up sending me a digital copy of her book and I downloaded it and got started. It took me a little while to realize this was Maggie's memoir. I haven't read a lot of memoirs in my time, I always go for fiction, but let me tell you, Maggie's story is as close to fiction as you can be. There were times when I was reading the book that I caught myself saying, "This all really happened in her life?".
Maggie grew up in Jersey, her family came to the US from Norway. After three kids and an unhealthy marriage, Maggie packs up and heads back to her family's roots in Norway, where she reestablishes her relationship with her teenage crush and things start to look up. Maggie has two more kids and becomes a step mom and becomes a world traveler. She and her husband move back to the US for a few years, then move back to Europe. Her kids grow up and are scattered across two countries. What a life she has lived.
There were times in Maggie's book where I related and said, "Amen sister." There were times in her book where my heart broke for her and her children. But most of all, I have so much admiration and respect for Maggie. She has been through several and I mean several tough times in her life, through an abusive relationship, to health issues and she battled through. She is the epitome of never giving up.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I know Maggie, having had kids in the same classes in Egersund Norway. Having read the book I really admire her for the work she has put into writing the story and keeping her... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Janet
I found this book while browsing for something set it Norway. I was longing for a taste of Norway, since we didn't get to go on our summer trip there this year, and I felt homesick... Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Musouka
An inspiring true story of the struggles and triumphs of a strong woman. Highly recommend. You will want to share with your friends!Published on July 7, 2013 by Paula S. Blaxton
Very interesting and a book you just can't put down!! Highly recommend!! Just wish it had been longer!! No hesitation to recommend!!Published on July 5, 2013 by Dorothy Whitsitt
Very good read. A true and honest story of Maggie's life. I think anyone can find something in it you can relate to ...I sure did! You won't be disappointed!Published on July 4, 2013 by Jeannette
Maggie Myklebust's book, Fly Away Home, reads like a fairy tale. There are no giants or pirates or six handed men but there is love, adventure, confusion, hope, disappointment,... Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by Kathleen Pilugin
Very touching life story that comes full circle! A great read for anyone who has lived abroad. Couldn't put the book down!Published on May 15, 2012 by muthy27